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March 13, 2012

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What I Am Wearing

Before coming to England, I can wholeheartedly admit that I did not have a clue about suits and good tailoring. I used to even work in a place that sold (what I believed to be) nice suits but after seeing the quality of the cuts and tailors here on the Row (as we snobs like to call it), I now realize that what I used to see in the States was like a top sirloin […]

March 8, 2012

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What I Am Wearing

For the life of me, I still cannot understand why I don’t see more gentlemen wearing burgundy shoes. Come to think of it, I can’t seem to recall, ever since I have been in this country (England), having seen someone wearing burgundy shoes with a suit, and almost, burgundy shoes period. It’s such a lovely color that compliments blue better than any other color (even brown), yet it would appear that not many other people […]

January 21, 2012

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What I Am Wearing

I have never really been a big fan of pairing sport coats with trousers, but since I have a few jackets, I try and force myself as much as I can. The reason that I am not such a big fan of it, is the fact that I feel that the outfit always seems to look a bit jumbled, considering the fact that you don’t tend to match the color of your trousers to your […]

December 6, 2011

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What I Am Wearing

The more and more that you see my personal collection, the more that you will realize that I love to gravitate towards two-toned shoes. This is actually a pair, despite being colors that I don’t particularly think go that well together, is one of my favorite models. The only shame is, the more that I spend wearing bespoke shoes and shoes that come in narrow width, the more that I feel that many of the […]

November 10, 2011

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What I Am Wearing

If I could wear a 3-piece or double breasted suit everyday for the rest of my life, I just might consider it. And it’s not that I couldn’t, because it is simply just a matter of doing so, but in today’s world there are many events/situations that really don’t call for it. In the sense, that if I was to do so, I may be considerably overdressed in many situations. But then, I watch shows […]

October 18, 2011

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What I Am Wearing

This is an older picture, when I was using my sub-par camera, but I wanted to show you a little bit more of how I sport the green shoes, as well as give off my Gordon Gekko, Wall Street look. On that note, there is yet another thing that I have become enamored with since arriving on Savile Row: the braces (suspenders), particularly these cotton one’s that we sell at Gieves & Hawkes. Since working […]

October 17, 2011

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Loafers With Suits

A topic that is always good for discussion, which usually ends up in subjective opposing views, is more likely than not, a topic that is worth revisiting. And while I am pretty sure that I have never brought up this topic before, I believe that there are many opinions about the subject at hand. Since I am currently dressed in the fashion that I am presenting, please allow me to share with all of you, […]

October 4, 2011

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Carreducker Trunk Shows & Saint Crispin Event

Photo Courtesy Of: Adrian Lourie (London) I thought that this little bit of information might interest some of you….. Best, Justin, “The Shoe Snob” TRUNK SHOW   Carreducker is off to the US next week for its first joint Gieves & Hawkes / carréducker bespoke Trunk Show to the USA.  14 & 15 October at The Intercontinental Chicago 17, 18 & 19 October at The Plaza, New York Alongside the company’s more adventurous samples, they are […]

September 23, 2011

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Edward Green’s & Three-Piece Suits: Part 2

A while back I wrote a post about how I have always wanted to own Edward Green shoes and a three-piece suit and the fact that since I was now in England (earning in the British pound) it should make it easier to acquire these two things. Well, I finally got them, as I am showing you today. The only problem is that the Edward Green’s are not stamped Edward Green, but rather Gieves & […]

September 6, 2011

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What I Am Wearing

Today, I felt like wearing my new green brogues. They are somewhat hard to match with so I decided to just wear a predominantly blue outfit, as I feel that the green brogues blend well with these colors. As always I apologize for my pictures, as they are not of the caliber that a proper blogger should have. I am pretty rubbish when it comes to getting good at using cameras, but promise that soon, […]